Category Archives: Community Outreach

Aaron Roe Named 2015 Columbia Opportunity Resource Member of the Year

Aaron Roe, the current Vice President of Technology at Russell & Jeffcoat Real Estate, was voted the 2015 Member of the Year for Columbia Opportunity Resource also known as COR. The award was presented to him at COR's annual event on March 16th for "recognition in character, leadership, and outstanding service to the community and…
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Councilman Manning to Moderate Event on Human Trafficking

(RICHLAND PIO) – Richland County Councilman Jim Manning will moderate a community conversation in April to address the issue of human trafficking. The forum – Human Trafficking: Under Our Nose – will be 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10 at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia, 2701 Heyward St. The panel will include law enforcement officials,…
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Suicide prevention advocates meet with state lawmakers

COLUMBIA, S.C., March 23, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In South Carolina, one person dies by suicide every 11.5 hours. On Wednesday, March 23, 2016, volunteers from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the largest suicide prevention organization in the United States, visited Columbia for the Annual Mental Health Advocacy Day at the South Carolina State House.…
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Donations being accepted for slain Greenville police officer

What: Gofundme website for slain Greenville Police Officer https://www.gofundme.com/greenvillepdHIB From Kassy Alia:  Not even six months ago, I lost my husband and the father of my child, Officer Gregory Alia of the Forest Acres Police Department. Within hours, Greg's fraternity brothers and close friends, led by Patrick Walsh who is the facilitator of this page,…
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Remington College offers free salon services for prom makeovers

Columbia, S.C.  - (March 22, 2016) - Remington College Columbia Campus wants to send high school students off to prom in style by offering free salon services through its Prom Night Makeover event. This is Remington College's seventh annual Prom Night Makeover promotion. Students in the Remington College Cosmetology Program will provide students headed to prom with free…
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Jack Easterby to speak at Prayer Breakfast April 14

[COLUMBIA, SC – March 22, 2016­­] – Jack Easterby, Founder and CEO of The Greatest Champion Foundation, will be speaking at the YMCA of Columbia and Palmetto Center for Women’s Annual Prayer Breakfast at the Brookland Baptist Church Banquet and Conference Center on Thursday, April 14, 2015 at 7:30 a.m. Palmetto Center for Women (PCW),…
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Local leaders, lawmakers to participate in March for Meals

COLUMBIA, SC – March 17, 2016 – Several Midlands lawmakers and community leaders will deliver Meals on Wheels during the week of March 21 as part of the nationwide March for Meals Community Champions Week. March for Meals is a national campaign led by Meals on Wheels America every year in March to raise awareness…
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Councilwomen Dickerson and Dixon to Honor ‘Distinguished Women’

WHO:            Richland County Councilwomen Joyce Dickerson, District 2, and Julie-Ann Dixon, District 9 WHAT:           Second Annual Richland County Distinguished Women’s Awards Luncheon WHEN:          11:30 a.m. March 24, 2016 WHERE:         NEW LOCATION! Township Auditorium, 1703 Taylor St., Columbia
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Richland County Event to Highlight Need to Help Children

(RICHLAND PIO) – Good music and good food for a good cause – that sums up the night planned by Richland County’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (RC CASA) to benefit neglected and abused children and to honor those who help them. The Champions for Children Celebration will be held April 14. Local breweries, a local…
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